Grateful Dead Live at Orpheum Theatre on 1976-07-16
Recorded by Bob Menke using Sony ECM-280 mics > Sony TC-152 from front of balcony; MAC > DAT > CD, except U.S. Blues encore, which is MAC > R > DAT > CD (Menke could not locate his master recording of the encore when this new transfer was done). EAC> WAV> SHN by Sean Cribbs
Subject: The day I was born
Subject: F.O.Balcony AUD? Sounds Like A 20th Row FOB !!!
So let's get down to why I'm really reviewing this evening. We need to be a little more specific about this AUD guys. The Orpheum is a 2503 seat theater that is about as cozy as cozy can be. You couldn't get a closer 1st balcony seat anywhere in the country. Even with the best shotguns, in any other place this "balcony" recording would have quite a bit of air to it. Just check out 8.19.80 for comparison. THAT Chicago show is a true F.O.Balcony recording. It's probably the average 3000-3500 seat indoor setting. Well, the Orpheum is not your average indoor setting! But...
I was still quite surprised at the fidelity of this puppy when I started fooling with the EQ. Normally, you have to be very careful with the lowest frequencies, or you'll easily distort. I always have to bring them down on AUDs. Here, I brought the sliders wayyy up just for the hellofit...and to my total surprise, the sound held together. I have NEVER done that with an audience recording!
I am giving this beautiful recording five stars just for the sound alone. It's a damn good show, but with the fidelity as good as it is, it really makes this night a special animal. It's everything I look for in audience recordings. Thanks Bob. Damn fine job of capturing The Boyz! And thanks Chenner for directing me to this evening's entertainment. Hey Bob, any fun story about your recording the evening. Love those little war stories. :-)
Subject: Good Lovin'
Subject: Needs eyes
Also, while we are on the topic of naming...
Does anyone burn CDs anymore?? Could we please name the files thusly;
01 Cold Rain & Snow
04 Mama Tried
05 Row Jimmy
06 Big River
07 Brown-Eyed Women
08 Looks Like Rain
10 The Music Never Stopped
11 Scarlet Begonias
12 Playing In The Band--
13 Stronger Than Dirt Or Milkin' The Turkey--
14 Cosmic Charlie--
15 Samson & Delilah--
16 Spanish Jam--
18 The Wheel--
19s2 Playing In The Band Reprise--
20 Around & Around
21 High Time
22 Sugar Magnolia
23e U.S. Blues
When we name the files as indicated above, then THE NAME of each file is the ACTUAL name of the song!!! Also, we will know the name of each song BEFORE putting them into whatever MP3 players we have!
I honestly cannot believe I am the only one who has ever thought of this, any comments would be gratefuly appreciated. (415) 563-4539, If u call, please leave contact info, so I can respond. Open Source, Sharing and Understanding...
Subject: Incredible AUD
Subject: Cosmic Charlie How do you do?
Subject: this is great
Subject: Bicentennial Epic
Really good sound quality for an AUD too... and the ambient crowd noise is a plus in my book - really gives you a feel for the show.
Subject: good Donna vox on this one...
It is a nice AUD recording to have...
Subject: capt trip
Subject: Sweet 76
Subject: warm and fuzzy
the jam to finish scarlet is off the chain...
real nice. '76 is sooooo underrated/overshadowed.
Subject: Check it out
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